FPC Valdosta has a long, rich history. In the 1700s, Presbyterians from Dorchester, South Carolina, and Darien, Georgia, relocated to Midway, Georgia. Members were nominally Congregational in thought but mostly Presbyterian in belief and government. Avoiding the Civil War, Midway people moved to undeveloped Lowndes County to become Valdosta’s earliest Presbyterians. The church was organized December 3, 1864 and a building was started the following year. After outgrowing a second building, the cornerstone was laid for the present structure in 1907. Later, adjoining property was purchased for a Fellowship Hall, erected in 1958 and a Centennial Building, erected in 1964 (for the purpose of office and classroom space).

FPC Valdosta helped start 3 other congregations in the area: West End (1943), Twin Lakes (1945), and Trinity (1985). From its beginning, FPC led Sunday Schools around the county, bi-racial Vacation Bible Schools as early as 1927, and supported missions in China, Malaysia and Africa. The Thornwell Home for Children, Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, and the Break Bread Together project have been long-standing missions of FPC. In addition, FPC was the proud sponsor of the Father Daughter Valentine Dance from 1997 to 2020, an event that became the largest of its kind in the U.S.


313 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1094
Valdosta, GA 31603